By Lamin Njie

A lawyer at the attorney general’s chambers has filed a complaint with the police claiming he was assaulted by a staff of Gambia Ports Authority Ferries Service.

Abubacarr D Jabbi allegedly travelled in a ferry two weeks ago without buying a ticket and when confronted about it as he was about to leave the Banjul ferry terminal, he threatened to teach the officer involved a lesson.

A source said: “He was travelling from Barra to Banjul. When he got to the terminal gate, he was asked to surrender his ticket but he said he threw it in the sea.

“The ferries officer said he had to surrender the ticket before he could leave the ferries premises. This resulted in a confrontation and the official threatened to teach him a lesson.”

According to the source, the ministry of justice official has written a letter to the Inspector General of Police regarding the incident.

“He has written a letter to the Inspector General of Police regarding the incident. He has also lodged a complaint of assault at the police,” the source added.

The Fatu Network contacted the Minister of Justice Abubacarr Tambadou and Solicitor General Cherno Marenah on Monday for comment but both officials did not respond to a text message. The latter did not also pick a call. The Inspector General of Police could not also be immediately reached.

The Fatu Network also contacted a senior ferries official but he declined to comment on the issue.